Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year to You and Yours!
Thank you to all of our friends, fans and family for another great year at Talking Finger!
May the next year be YOUR best yet!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Some pics of the new office in Woodbridge. All painting is done, furniture is in and computers are set up (albeit sloppy with wires now, but we need to get some projects done!).

Suggestions for decor? Any thoughts on a motif? Let's hear it!

270 Amity Road
Woodbridge CT 06525

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This Saturday, support your local small businesses! Instead of going to the mall, drive around your town and visit some local stores that maybe you haven't been to in a while, or never even explored. Instead of Home Depot, visit that local hardware store. 

Where will you shop? 
And if you are a business owner, check out some ideas and grab some tools to make YOUR Small Business Saturday a Success. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Instagram News!

In the newest update, you can now edit posts on #instagram! I have some cleaning up to do on Talking Finger's posts!

This is a long time coming. I never really understood why you couldn't edit posts on some social networks. 

Link to our Instagram, Follow us!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Where are the Teens Going?

Where are the teens going? They are leaving Facebook (as the older crowd continues to join and use more often) and hopping on Instagram. However, Facebook owns Instagram, and there is a rumor that ad delivery is coming soon to which when creating ads, you can cross promote in the ads manager between Facebook and Instagram...big things happening!

Read more and discuss on our Facebook Page!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Working on a proposal while I watch The Social Network. Ever see this movie? (It's awesome!) Anyone else up? 

Monday, September 22, 2014

What a great time at #warriordash Connecticut this weekend! Talking Finger was well represented in the race by Bill DeRosa, President and Co-Founder (me!)

 This is a great team building event...I saw a ton of companies with a team. I highly suggest it!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This is a new Facebook Page feature for Page Admins that run multiple Pages! You can now CROSS PROMOTE and Engage Page to Page simply and easily! No more going to log in/out as a Page to then post on another Page you admin!

Simply click the little logo icon in upper right, and choose which Page you want to 
Comment, Like or Share as!

Perfect for brands with multiple Pages that want to leverage audiences, and agencies that handle several client Pages!
Any q's, or other uses you can think of, post below!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Training and Consulting: 

William DeRosa, President and co-founder of Talking Finger, Social Media Marketing Agency is available for Training and Consulting at YOUR business! 

Whether to an individual or an entire company/organization, Bill can help assess your social and marketing campaigns, give insightful recommendations for improvements, help create integrated strategies, develop content, and so much more!

Stop wasting countless hours "figuring it out" or getting lackluster results. For inexpensive hourly rates, Bill can get your social and ad/marketing on the road to success!
Also available is online training! We offer training and consulting via Skype!

Call, email or Message us to find out more!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Facebook Like-Gating to Go Bye-Bye 
on November 5th, 2014

Dear Facebook

You continually make these changes that are simply ignorant and asinine. Another proverbial nail in the coffin for small businesses trying to gain traction on an increasingly difficult Facebook marketing platform. 

Their moves continually push away the 90% of businesses in the US that are not big brands or have huge budgets. Foolish, foolish follow up to already declining Reach. Businesses better start looking at other social networks to find their audience, as living strictly on Facebook will be detrimental. 
What the heck do you mean by " To ensure quality connections and help businesses reach the people who matter to them, we want people to like Pages because they want to connect and hear from the business, not because of artificial incentives. We believe this update will benefit people and advertisers alike." Ummm NO. 

Who are YOU to tell a business what a quality connection is? Studies CONTINUALLY and EMPHATICALLY show that fans Like a Page for these top four reasons: 

1. Support a Brand I Like. 
3. To receive regular updates of new products/services. 

You have already systematically started smashing #1 and 3 with your algorithms in a force to "pay to play" model, NOW you are going to KILL #2 and 3. 
What you obviously don't get, Facebook, is that these incentives often result in further chance of viral awareness via engagement to potentially reach that friend of a friend that doesn't know about a Page! Way to kill the usefulness of leveraging audiences. 

I love Facebook, and have been a HUGE supporter with my agency for over 5 years telling clients that should have a facebook presence (for the most part...some businesses don't ever get an ROI on facebook die to target audience), should budget for some ads/boosted posts, create great content, and engage. 
Facebook: you better change directions soon.The grass is getting much greener on other social networks, while your lawn is quickly seeing the winter of our discontent.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Facebook and Instagram have truly started to integrate the two networks. In the latest update to Instagram, you will see "Suggested for You" that will pull from your relationships on Facebook. 

Why is this important?

Facebook has lost some of it's luster with the youth, while 
Instagram is the #1 app for the under 30 crowd.

It will not be long before you see massive tie-ins for ads and other marketing initiatives.
In short, having a solid presence on Facebook and as well on Instagram will be a powerful marketing campaign to reach mass audience, but allow different messages to the two networks.

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Google Hangout recording by three experts. Discussion "Silo
 Marketing and Why it is Detrimental to Your Business" -What is silo marketing? -The shift from print to digital initiatives -The impact of Social Media Marketing Brands need to connect and integrate -Tips to avoid silo marketing Inspiration: Working with virtual teams and more! A lot to learn, and a fun video to watch! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Wizard of Oz:

Have you posted content from inside your business recently? The latest products? A picture of the new front office manager? A short video of your production line in action? A funny story? Advice for other entrepreneurs? A charity event you attended? The new office computers? A company lunch at a local restaurant?
Let people get to know you!
Why the Wizard of Oz? For film buffs, the point of the Man Behind the Curtain is simple: people are naturally drawn to the unknown. What makes your business tick? What goes on behind the scenes?
Open the curtain with your content, and let people connect and engage with YOU! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Time to look at the "up and coming" social networks! Which 
ones have you or will you try?
Our favorite is Vine!

Read More at the original article on Mashable HERE

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What a nice picture sent to us by the Boys Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley! Very happy to have been able to support such a great charity and give these kids a great day at SportsCenter Connecticut! 

More info at link: Talking Finger Facebook Page

Friday, June 27, 2014

First working prototype of the #Ara project from Google! Very cool! Will you consider buying one? 
For those who do not know, the Ara is modular phone project Google initially announced in February. It will tout complete modular capabilities. 
Want a new camera update because you take a lot of pictures with your phone? Snap out the old lens and upgrade to a higher definition camera lens. 
Use your phone mostly for music? Snap out the existing speakers and snap in more powerful ones.

More to come...   

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day to all of the great dads out there! 

   #dad #daddy #father #starwars #connecticut #socialmedia

Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy Friday the 13th! Muwahahaha! It's the ONLY one in 
2014! #friday13th #friday13 #casualfriday

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I'll be speaking at Mad Hackers on June 7th. In addition, my company Talking Finger is the social media agency for this fantastic event. Info about event: A fun day of innovation, technology and social media for all ages! Makers exhibits, live music, food, education and so much more! Exhibits include 3D printing & scanning, drones & quadcopters, social media workshops, a mini food truck rally, robotics, interactive demos, live music and so much more!

More info on the Facebook Page or on the website:

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers day to all of the great moms out there who deserve a nice day of rest and relaxation!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day! What will you do today to make a difference?

A little fun, here are 10 facts about Earth you didn't know: 

#earthday #earthday2014 #nature #environment